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News Would you want your building to know you?
20
May
2022

Would you want your building to know you?

by Ákos Budai
User data is highly valuable for smart buildings to create the best user experience possible and to help achieve ESG goals. The possibilities are endless and their only limit is related to privacy settings. Recently, Property Forum was invited to visit Drees & Sommer’s new net energy-plus HQ building in Stuttgart and to learn about the latest trends in building technology and sustainable development.
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Industrial

News Accolade Amazon Czech Republic industrial loan warehouse
20
May
2022

Accolade signs €137.5 million loan for Amazon warehouse

by Property Forum
Accolade Group has signed a €137.5 million (roughly CZK 3.4 billion) loan agreement. Thanks to this, the company will be able to finance the construction of a large multi-storey distribution centre near Kojetín in the Olomouc Region (located in the northeast of the Czech Republic) for the online store Amazon, writes the daily E15.
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Panattoni to deliver 70,000 sqm in Grudziądz Czech industrial market reaches record highs CTP records Q1 rental growth of 4.8%

Office

News Bucharest leasing office Romania Victor Cosconel
20
May
2022

Bucharest’s office vacancy rate at 16.5% in Q1 2022

by Property Forum
The vacancy rate in Bucharest’s office market remained flat at 16.5% in the first quarter of 2022, similar to last year, although there is a growing gap between Class A projects and older buildings in areas with lower demand, according to real estate consultancy Colliers. 
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Airport City Belgrade Business Park secures new tenant Banks dominate Warsaw’s office market in Q1 2022 Partners Group and REINO Group introduce new brand in Poland

Career

News Daniel Penciuc Emanuel Poștoacă Florin Poștoacă Nordis Group Romania shareholder
20
May
2022

Nordis Group adds new shareholders

by Property Forum
Romanian developer Nordis Group has added Daniel Penciuc (left in picture) and Florin Poștoacă as shareholders, each with stakes of 5% in Nordis Management. Following the move, the group’s number of shareholders rose to six. 
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JLL names new Director of Industrial and Logistics Agency in Prague Westbridge Advisory opens new HQ in Warsaw Avison Young recruits new Director of ESG UK and Europe

Investment

News Mediaș Mitiska REIM retail Romania Square 7 Properties
20
May
2022

Square 7 Properties buys land in Mediaș

by Property Forum
Square 7 Properties, the country partner for Romania of Mitiska REIM, has purchased a land plot of 30,000 sqm in Mediaș for an undisclosed sum. 
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Hungarian investor Indotek expands to Italy SIF Banat Crișana buys land in Bucharest BNP: Investors in Poland retain "wait and see" strategy

Report

News CEE Colliers investment report
20
May
2022

CEE investment volumes return to pre-pandemic levels

by Property Forum
Year-end volumes for 2022 in Central and Eastern Europe could reach in excess of €12 billion but uncertainty around the war in Ukraine and economic headwinds, could impact this prediction, reveals a report by Colliers: CEE Investment Scene  Q1 2022.
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C&W registers rise in EMEA retail rents GTC records strong increase in net profit year-on-year Shortage of staff and materials limits resumption of constructions in Kyiv

Residential

News housing price Hungary mortgage report residential
18
May
2022

House prices reach record high in Hungary 

by Property Forum
House prices in Hungary have reached a new record in 2021. In Q4 2021, the biggest jump occurred in secondary cities compared to the last quarter of 2020 (25% year-on-year) followed by Budapest (11% year-on-year), the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) reports.
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IMPACT Developer & Contractor records Q1 profit growth of 49% Prime Kapital gets permit for resi project in Ploiești One United Properties Q1 2022 turnover up 81%

Economy

News Bratislava construction government law Slovakia
17
May
2022

Obtaining a building permit in Slovakia to become faster

by Property Forum
Newly approved building regulations in Slovakia will significantly reduce the endless waiting for building permits. Thanks to advanced digitalisation, the individual processes and the timeframes for their execution are shortened. Builders will thus be able to calculate the capital invested and the entire work schedule more accurately. Therefore, a new Office for Spatial Planning and Construction is being established as a central state administration body, as well as a specialised construction office for the so-called EIA of construction at the Ministry of the Environment, webnoviny.sk informs.
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Czech gov't wants digitalisation instead of a central building authority Slovakia approves new laws on construction and spatial planning Value of construction works expands in Hungary

Retail

News Hungary Immofinanz retail park Stop Shop
17
May
2022

Stop Shop portfolio reaches 100% occupancy in Hungary

by Property Forum
Immofinanz has just leased the last free unit in its Hungarian Stop Shop portfolio, reaching a 100% occupancy rate. The newest and last tenant is Sportisimo in Stop Shop Keszthely. The company has roughly 136,000 sqm of fully leased retail space in 14 locations across Hungary. 
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Karuzela Puławy retail centre opens Scallier's Romanian portfolio to reach 11 retail parks BNP: Discount store chains in Poland are on the rise

Interview

News Ghelamco interview Kraków office Poland residential Warsaw
13
May
2022

Demand for high-quality office space is still there

by Michał Poręcki
Many office developers expect to see a supply gap in Warsaw over the next few years and some are ready to take advantage of this opportunity. Jeroen van der Toolen, Managing Director – CEE at Ghelamco talked to Property Forum about the changes in the Polish office market, the incoming supply gap and the company`s interest in the PRS sector.
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M7 Real Estate bets on logistics and its existing markets in CEE Rising rents can make up for increasing development costs Whatever we build now is cheaper than what we will build tomorrow

Hotel

News CBRE hospitality hotel Hungary interview tourism
02
May
2022

Hungary’s hotel market gets more attractive for foreign investors

by Property Forum
New international hotel chains will appear in Budapest for the first time. Budget hotels will remain competitive. Slow recovery of conference tourism gives some hope to the hospitality industry in Hungary, Csaba Tóth, Director, Head of Hotels at CBRE Hungary says to Property Forum.
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Ensana hotel group invests €9 million in Romania Nordis to start hotel/resi deliveries in Mamaia Mercure Białystok Hotel is open for guests

New leases

  • Elegance Decor, the home & deco company, has leased 400 sqm in Bucharest-based Equilibrium 1 for its new office. The building has a total leasable area of 20,700 sqm and was developed by Skanska.
  • Majorel Polska, an international outsourcing services provider has extendied a lease agreement for the next 2 years and leased additional 400 meters for a new project - IT Hub in recently modernised Globis Poznań by GTC. It now occupies 3 200 sqm of A-class workspace. CBRE has advised Majorel Polska on concluding the lease contract.
  • NEPI Rockcastle Poland has extended its office lease agreement and enlarged its premises in the Cosmopolitan Twarda 4 building in Warsaw city centre. The shopping centre owner and operator now occupies 1,500 sqm of offices in the building.

New appointments

  • AXI IMMO decided to develop and expand its operational activity with an offer of complex services in property valuation. Grzegorz Chmielak was appointed as the Head of the new service line, and he will also manage the Capital Markets Department.
  • Tamás Kiss has joined Hungarian asset management company Diófa Alapkezelő Zt. and has been appointed deputy CEO. Previously he worked for several brokerage firms as a director of asset management and director of investment or compliance unit.
  • Tomasz Pietrzak, with MLP Group for more than five years, has been promoted to the position of Leasing Director Poland. Until recently responsible for the commercialisation of warehouse space in the Warsaw region, now he will manage leases across Poland.

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